At Fotografiska, we strive to become an important center for contemporary photography. Our ambition is to exhibit world-renown photographers, many of whom have never shown in Sweden. Located in the heart of Stockholm, the museum has an exhibition space of 2 500 square meters, and will feature 4 major exhibitions per year and approximately 15 - 20 minor exhibitions. At Fotografiska, we aim to engage and inspire a dialogue on photography via exhibitions, seminars, and courses, in addition to actively working toward the acquisition of contemporary photography for our permanent collection. Fotografiska is financed by both private investors and by the city of Stockholm.
Fotografiska is housed in an industrial building dating from 1906 in the Art Nouveau style. Designed by Ferdinand Boberg, the building was used for the customs control of goods, and is “culturally marked” or “k-marked”. Buildings in Sweden that are k-marked are protected by law, which means that the building may not be modified in any way that diminishes its historic value. The original brick façade of the beautiful customs building is intact, while the interiors have been renovated to house the museum. The city of Stockholm has funded the 250 million crown restoration costs. In addition to the exhibition spaces, 5 500 square meters of Fotografiska houses an academy, bistro, cafe, bar, conference rooms, museum shop, gallery, and event spaces.